Iran executes ‘9th’ prisoner detained for protests over Mahsa Amini death

DUBAI: Iran on Tuesday hanged another prisoner over crimes committed during 2022 nationwide protests that erupted following the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, detained for improperly wearing her headscarf. According to a state TV report, Mohammad Qobadlu was executed after being sentenced for killing a policeman and injuring five others after he ran them over in his car during a rally in the town of Parand, near the capital of Tehran. The report said the 23-year-old had confessed to his crime. His execution was the ninth reported by authorities since the protests started in the fall of 2022.
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